Kinetix: Helping Arthritis Pain

Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

“Stretch Further Without Fear Of Pain!” HELPING ARTHRITIS PAIN In a recent study, 83 patients with osteoarthritis were divided to receive either hands- on physical therapy or a sugar pill that actually did nothing to help their pain without them knowing. The group that received hands-on therapy, had therapy to the knee, low back, hip and ankle as required. They then performed a knee exercise program in the clinic and at home. The group taking the sugar pill had just low intensity ultrasound, a form of deep heat, to the problem area. Both groups were treated at the clinic twice

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Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

“Stop Procrastinating Against Pain Relief !” HELPING ARTHRITIS PAIN

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Tests were done to measure how well the people were doing compared to their initial visit, 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 1 year later. The results were very impressive showing the patients who had hands-on physical therapy, combined with specific exercises had significant improvements in their pain, mobility and function. By 8 weeks, patients were able to walk further and faster with much less or completely resolved pain. Their joint stiffness, aches and mobility had improved by 55% compared to the placebo group who had no treatment. At one year, patients in the treatment group still were doing great in terms of less pain and more mobility. Other benefits included less need for surgery with only 5% of patients in the treatment group TWO FREE WORKSHOPS EACH MONTH! WHICH ONE IS RIGHT FOR YOU? For Back Pain & Sciatica Sufferers: • Do you suffer with back pain or leg pain when you stand or walk?

having undergone surgery as compared to 20% with the placebo group. In general, if you are suffering from osteoarthritis, especially of the back, hip or knee, physical therapy decreases the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis and may delay or prevent the need for more invasive treatments, like injections or surgery. Isn’t it time you did something about your arthritis and pains? Call us today at Kinetix Physical Therapy so we can make a positive difference in your life. Look inside to learn more about our programs and say good-bye to your aches, pains and joint stiffness.

Annals of Internal Medicine: February 1, 2000 vol. 132 no. 3 173-181. Gail D. Deyle, MPT; Nancy E. Henderson, PhD, MPT;Robert L.Matekel,MPT;MichaelG.Ryder,MPT;MatthewB.Garber,MPT; andStephenC.Allison,PhD,MPT,ECS

For Those With Imbalance Symptoms: • Have you fallen in the past? • Are you afraid of falling? • Has your balance become more unsteady? • Has your walking become more difficult?

• Do you have pain when you sit for long periods or drive? • Do you experience pain, numbness or tingling into your buttock, groin or down your leg?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions (or have a stubborn spouse or parent who is in denial) – The Back Pain and Sciatica workshop or the Balance and Fall Prevention workshop may be a life changing (and possibly life saving) event for you. Register by calling 352-505-6665, at or at Seats are limited so register today!


As we age, the discs in our spine can wear, begin to bulge, and become narrowed. These changes can put strain on the cartilage, ligaments, and joints at the involved level of the spine and may cause pain. The cartilage covering the joint surface can begin to fray and wear away over time. If your cartilage wears down so that your bones begin to rub together, it can result in enlarged joints, inflammation, stiffness, and pain. As Osteoarthritis (OA) of the spine progresses, your body will try to repair it by growing new bone. This bony growth is called a “bone spur.” Spur development can result in a condition known as spinal stenosis. Most often this disorder affects men and women over 50 years of age. If the spurs enlarge, they can create a narrowing of the spaces in the spine. The narrowing can involve small or large areas and can result in pressure on nerves near the involved joints, resulting in symptoms that may include pain, tingling, numbness, or burning. Your physical therapist can help with a variety of treatment options, including: Exercise: Exercise is the most important treatment to lessen your pain and improve your mobility. Your physical therapist will prescribe specific low- impact activities that will strengthen your spine, abdomen, and hip muscles. Stretching: Specific stretching exercises will be prescribed for your spine, based on the results of your initial evaluation. Combined with strengthening, stretching may help slow the progression of the disease.

better and remain active. Sometimes people are fearful that increased activity will worsen their symptoms or increase their pain. Your physical therapist will help you learn how to be more active without worsening your symptoms. He or she will help you find your appropriate activity levels, and develop a unique program to keep you moving. At Kinetix PT, our physical therapists will work one-on-one with you to create the best treatment plan for your condition. Discover how our therapists can improve your arthritis pain, allowing you to live a happy, active and pain-free life.

Symptom management: Symptom management means learning to feel


INGREDIENTS • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil • 1 small onion, diced • 2 tablespoons minced garlic • 2 jalapenos, finely diced

• 3 chicken breasts, boneless • 2 limes • Salt & black pepper • 1 cup chopped cilantro leaves • One 8-inch flour tortilla • 1 avocado • 1 cup shredded Monterrey cheese

• 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth • One 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes • One 14.5-ounce can black beans

INSTRUCTIONS In a largesaucepan, heat thevegetableoil.Add theonions andcook for2 minutes. Once the onions have softened, add the garlic and jalepenos and cook for another minute. Pour the chicken broth, tomatoes and beans into the pot and bring to a boil. Once at a boil lower heat to simmer and add your chicken breasts. Cook the chicken for 20 to 25 minutes. Once chicken is cooked remove from pot. When cool enough to handle shred it and set it aside. Add lime juice and fresh cilantro to the pot. In a serving bowl add a mound of shredded chicken. Ladle soup over chicken and top with a lime wedge, grilled tortilla strips, avocado slices and cheese.

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Patient Success Spotlight

Think Kinetix PT First Do You Have Friends or Family Who Can’t: � Move without pain � Bend and move freely

“Myexperience,atKinetix,hasbeenexceptional.Thestaffwascourteous and caring.To be treated like a person and not a number was refreshing. The concern for my injury and pain level, on every visit, was definitely a new experience. At my job, I am now able to work on the ambulance and lift patients pain-free. Thank you to all the staff for a wonderful experience during my recovery. I don’t wish to need PT again, but if I do, Kinetix, will definitely be first on my list. Thank you to my PT, Scott, and my PTA, Eric!“ - Daria A wonderful experience during my recovery!

� Balance confidently and securely � Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active and healthy lifestyle

Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing pain.

FOUR POINT ARM RAISE Start on hands and knees, hips and shoulders at 90°. Lift one arm out front. Bring it back down and then repeat on opposite side. 8-10 times on both arms. Stretches lower back muscles

Our Specialties

• Physical therapy • General orthopedics • Sports rehabilitation • Vestibular rehab • Pelvic health rehab • Pregnancy/post-partum

• Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) • Auto related injuries/rehab • Worker’s compensation/rehab • Sports physical therapy • And many more!

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